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Crafting and DIY

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Halloween Baby Costume: Pie

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Holiday Gift Adornments

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Preparing Appliques

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Pop-Up Christmas Trees

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Turn paper into a distinctive pop-up holiday centerpiece with this craft from pop-up book author David Carter.
Materials
  • Christmas tree template
  • Base template
  • 2 pieces light-green lightweight card stock or art paper
  • 1 piece white lightweight card stock or art paper
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Craft knife
  • Screw punch
  • Craft glue
  • Two pieces of cardboard, mat board, or chip board, at least 10 by 14 inches.
  • Battery-powered LED light
  • Craft punches and decorative paper for decorating tree (optional)
  • Gem stickers for decorating tree (optional)
  • Fake snow (optional)
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Gourd Candles

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The gourd's natural form lends a lovely organic feel to an autumnal table. And since no two gourds are ever identical, these candles are all variations on a single theme, but no two will ever be exactly alike. Use beeswax for a fresh, sweet smell and a long, slow burn.
Materials
  • Acorn squash
  • Bleached beeswax (1 pound for a 2-pound squash)
  • Paring knife
  • 6-inch chef's knife
  • Melon baller
  • Ceramist's trimming tool
  • Utility knife
  • Pencil or chop stick
  • Aniline dyes (we used gold and blue)
  • Wicks and wick tabs
  • Tin cans or "nests" of aluminum foil (to hold gourd in place as wax cools)
  • Candy thermometer
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3-D Paper Star Decorations

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Using our 3-D paper star template and red, white, and blue card stock, you can create three-dimensional, star-shaped cutouts. Festive and easy to make, they're ideal for decorating tables or invitations to a Fourth of July party.
Materials
  • 3-D paper star template
  • Red, white, and blue card stock
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
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Shamrock Boutonnieres

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Saint Patrick would have approved of these little green accessories. According to popular legend, the fifth-century Christian missionary to "heathen" Ireland used a three-leaf clover to explain the Trinity. The shamrock later became the Irish national emblem, proudly worn on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17) to honor the Emerald Isle and its patron saint. This year, add a personal touch: Wear shamrocks of your own design.
Materials
  • Cotton fabric in a mix of green solids and patterns
  • Waxed paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Liquid starch
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Floral wire
  • Craft glue
  • Green ribbon
  • Corsage pins
  • Shamrock template
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Decoupage Eggs, Revived

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Stand-Up Figure Cards

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